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Louis-Paul Motazé

Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Cameroon

Louis-Paul Motazé (born 31 January 1959) is a Cameroonian politician who has served in the government of Cameroon as Minister of the Economy since 2015. He previously served as Minister of the Economy from 2007 to 2011 and as Secretary-General of the Office of the Prime Minister of Cameroon from 2011 to 2015. Motazé has held important posts at Cameroon Airlines from 1989 to 1999: he was its Commercial Director from 1989 to 1993, its Director of the Audit and Management Control from 1993 to 1998, and he was Technical Adviser to the Directorate-General from 1998 to 1999. He then became Director-General of the National Social Insurance Fund (Caisse nationale de prévoyance sociale, CNPS) in September 1999. After eight years as Director-General of the CNPS, he was appointed as Minister of the Economy, Planning, and Regional Development on 7 September 2007. He continued to occupy his post as Director-General of the CNPS until Alain Olivier Noël Mekulu Mvondo was appointed to replace him in that capacity on 7 April 2008. After four years as Minister of the Economy, Motazé was instead appointed as Secretary-General of the Prime Minister's Office on 9 December 2011. He was moved back to his old post of Minister of the Economy, Planning, and Spatial Planning on October 2, 2015.